Verona is an Italian city in the region of Veneto, surrounded by the Adige River and has about 260 000 inhabitants. It’s well known for being the scenery of love between Romeo and Juliet. This is one of its main attractions for tourists taking thousands of people to the narrow street to see the famous balcony of Juliet’s house. Small and charming, the city of Verona does not leave anyone aloof. There is everything you need for a trip to run properly.
Verona is a city which provides us comfort, where it’s possible to forget the vehicle and the traffic for a few days. You can visit almost everything on foot. Appealing, isn’t it? All touristic attractions are at most 10 minutes from the “Arena”, a great historical landmark in town. Other famous attractions of Verona along with the “Arena” are the “Castelvecchio”, the “Torre dei Lamberti”, the “Casa di Giulietta”. The “Arena” of Verona was built 2,000 years ago, at the end of the reign of Augustus it’s the third largest arena in Italy, after the Coliseum of the amphitheater of Capua (where the series “Spartacus” happens). The streets of the historic town are full of surprises so when you do not know what to do, it’s always a good idea to walk aimlessly in this area and surely you will be amazed. The Gothic towers “Arche Scaligere” are a main example of what lurks in the streets of the center.
The inhabitants of Verona, like good Italians, love food and wine. Afternoons and evenings are spent at the city “osterias” where groups of friends gather to enjoy a good conversation along with good snacks and the best wines of the region… which aren’t few. 40,5% of the agricultural companies of Verona are dedicated to the cultivation of grapes for vinification. The vineyards of Verona are highly directed for the production of quality wines, so much that Verona has ten DOC wines (“Denominazione di Origine Controllata “) and three DOCG (“Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita”). “Osterias”, for those who do not know, are locations where wine is served along with side dishes that exalt the flavor of this drink.
The evening in Verona is cheerful and healthy. Very often, the “osterias” have to offer live music sessions during the weekends. In Verona you won’t find great night clubs like they exist in Rome or Naples, but there is a great deal of concerts. In summer, opera and theater festivals fill the city with visitors, and during the rest of the year there are always musical events, plays and dancing in the city’s historical theaters and monuments.